Offensive line injury issues continue to mount for Vikings

Without four of the planned starting offensive linemen, Vikings are still trying to grow together on offense.

MINNEAPOLIS -- The offensive-line injury woes for the Minnesota Vikings took two more hits during Saturday's loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Minnesota was already without center Pat Efllein (on the physically-unable-to-perform list), left guard Nick Easton (lost for the season after neck surgery), right guard Mike Remmers and right tackle Rashod Hill. Remmers could be close to returning after practicing on a limited basis this week and Hill rolled his ankle during practice.

The Vikings then lost Cedrick Lang and Josh Andrews to injuries during the game. Coach Mike Zimmer said Cedrick Lang is having surgery. Lang had an aircast on his right ankle as he was carted off. Andrews also sustained an ankle injury.

"Well, we've got to get on the stick here pretty quick," Zimmer said of the offensive line shuffling. "I think Remmers will be back next week, which will be good. I think Elflein has a chance to get back here pretty soon, that will help. I don't know about Rashod yet. So, we'll see.

"But, yeah, it's tough. We're not the only ones in the league to be having these issues, I'm sure. We just have a few more than we should have at this point in time. It's life."

Center Cornelius Edison played most of the game, returning after Andrews went down. Danny Isidora has practiced both sides at guard and Aviante Collins played guard and tackle in Saturday's game.

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